Taika Waititi reunites with Ryan Reynolds, although he refuses to admit he had worked with him before.
— Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) March 30, 2019
EXCLUSIVE: Taika Waititi and Utkarsh Ambudkar have joined the cast of 20th Century Fox and 21 Laps Entertainment’s action comedy Free Guy from director Shawn Levy. They join Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Kerry and Lil Rel who are already in the Matt Lieberman and Zak Penn-scripted pic about a bank teller who discovers that he’s actually a player inside a video game. Reynolds is producing through Maximum Effort and Levy through his 21 Laps Entertainment with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter producing through Berlanti Productions. Adam Kolbrenner is also producing. George Dewy of Maximum Effort and Dan Levine of 21 Laps serve as EPs. Mike Ireland is overseeing the project for 20th Century Fox.
source: Deadline Hollywood
More about the characters and Taika’s role,
Reynolds will star as Guy, a bank teller who discovers that he’s actually living inside of a video game and teams up with a beautiful avatar to stop the game’s creators from shutting down their world. […] the supporting cast includes Killing Eve‘s femme fatale Jodie Comer, Stranger Things sensation Joe Keery, Uncle Drew star Lil Rel Howery and, now, Waititi, who will play the owner of the software/tech company that created the game. Meanwhile, Utkarsh Ambudkar has also joined the cast as a programmer at the company, where he works alongside Keery’s character. Howery will play Reynold’s best friend.
It looks like Ryan Reynolds is in denial either,
For once, this is the first time we’ll be in a movie together for the first time! https://t.co/YPNAAQDQdE
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 30, 2019